PRONUNCIATION: (pri-guh-STAY-tuhr)

MEANING: noun: A person whose job is to taste food or drink before its served.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pre- (before) + gustare (to taste). Ultimately from the Indo-European root geus- (to taste or choose), which also gave us choice, choose, gusto, ragout, and disgust. Earliest documented use: 1670.


PREGUSTAMOR - Love At Sea, until the wind hits

PREGUESTATOR - the one who cleans the house before the party starts

PYREGUSTATOR - person who arranges the fiery public celebration of a death